Tater Tot Hot Dog Bake

"This is very easy and a good one for kids (and husbands)."
photo by a food.com user photo by a food.com user
Ready In:


  • 1 (29 ounce) can baked beans, use a good quality brand
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chili, use good brand
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 14 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 lb reduced-fat hot dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch coins
  • 1 (32 ounce) bag frozen tater tots, thawed
  • 14 - 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • additional ketchup (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 casserole pan; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the baked beans, chili, ketchup, onions, mustard and hot dog "coins." Stir well. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  • Pour the saucepan mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top evenly with the thawed tator tots. Lightly sprinklewith salt.
  • Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with the 2 cups cheese. (At this point you can squirt swirly ketchup designs over the cheese, but that's optional).
  • Return to hot oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted to liking.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. hubs76
    I received a recipe similar to this from my niece but lost it...I'm so glad I was able to find it on Recipe Zaar:-) I did change the ketchup to barbecue sauce since I didn't have any ketchup in the house. I also added cubed Velveeta on top of the mixture prior to adding the tater tots which REALLY made it cheesy. You know what they say...You can never have too much cheese
  2. Laura O.
    Pretty good. Love the addition of the chili. My tater tots never seem to be cooked through when I make these types of casseroles, even though these were thawed out.
  3. Meri Beth
    This was AWESOME! Very tasty. I could see how it would be a big hit with kids- us two adults loved it! :)
  4. TuesdaySusan
    This is simply DELICIOUS! It was perfect for a very cold & snowy night here in Colorado and this hit the spot. My two daughters kept telling me how great it was and they are very picky eaters. Everything in the recipe was very flavorful and I wouldn't change a thing. So glad I found this recipe and will make it many more times. YUMMY!
  5. Srt
    This really pleased my husband and 17-month old. They both gobbled in down in short order--and even though I don't like hotdogs it was hard to deny how yummy it turned out. The baked beans give it a nicer flavor than the other one I usually make for them. It was nice and savory and the tator tots and cheese gave it some texture. I did cook at 430 degrees because I wanted the tator tots nice and brown. Excellent and very easy to put together. Thanks!



Find More Recipes